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Sequences for In-Between Classes, Home Practice or On The Road

Written and developed by renowned yoga therapist and teacher trainer Jenny Otto (E-RYT500, CYT, C-IAYT, KMI Certified), the Body Balance Yoga Practice Guide is designed as a supplement for in-between classes and as a visual reference tool for teachers. The follow-along photographs take you step-by-step through the poses and are excellent resources for sequencing your home practice or for use while on the road. A great source of inspiration to help you cultivate your own personal practice, this guide allows you to tailor your practice to accommodate your schedule, your ability and your energy level for the day. It includes more than 200 color photos demonstrating poses and sequences that build upon one another (Warm-Ups, Feet & Toe Exercises, Tennis Ball Exercises, Level I, Level I / II, Level II, Level II / III, Hip Flow Vinyasas, Yoga for Core Stability, American In Paris & American in Germany). Poses are listed in both Sanskrit & English. Its spiral binding assures easy use while practicing.

  • I have been studying with Jenny Otto for over 6 years. Jenny educates and engages from a place of strength and understanding, humor and compassion. She willingly steps into the roll of student to learn and grow, and in doing so becomes an ever greater and wiser teacher. She draws on the beauty and breadth of yoga to gift you with wonder and a deep appreciation of the history and science of yoga. I know I will leave each class of Jenny’s with new strategies, exercises and routines that work for me and my students. I start using them right away in my classes. My students love the “Jenny-isms” I bring to my classes. My binders from Jenny Otto’s classes are dog-eared from repeated use. They are my antidote to teaching burnout. Jenny is a living example of the healing power of her practice. Jenny connects to each member of her class, honoring the beauty and inviting deeper acceptance and truer expression. Her teachings brought me to a place of balance, healing and peace with my body. Jenny’s experience, will and playfulness exhort the best from her students. Jenny inspires me in my quest to help me and my students heal and grow on their yogic path. Studying with Jenny will light the way for you to infuse excellence, laughter and love into your practice and teaching.
    — Mary Sullivan, Certified Body Balance Yoga Teacher

  • Jenny’s Therapy Training has given me the insight to know not only how to do certain poses but also WHY. Jenny has an incredible knowledge about the mechanics of the body and how to apply that knowledge to yoga. Every time I teach, I draw from the know-how I gained in this training. It’s an absolute must for anybody who wants to bring his asana to the next level, no matter if you are a teacher or a student who wants to improve his practice.
    — Hans Merkl, Yoga Teacher

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Jenny Otto (E-RYT500, CYT, C-IAYT, KMI Certified), innovative yoga teacher, celebrated yoga therapist and structural integrator, has been a movement educator for more than 30 years, teaching and developing wellness and exercise programs since 1980. As founder of Body Balance Yoga, she is nationally-known for her in-depth understanding of anatomy and therapeutics investigating the domains of functional rehabilitation, biomechanics and the nervous system. Along with warmth, humor and creativity, she brings a detailed knowledge in working with injuries and special conditions to her classes. She founded and continues to teach Washington DC area’s first Yoga Therapy Class for Special Conditions and Injuries. Jenny has studied with yoga master teachers including Stan Andrzejewski, Mary Dunn, John Schumacher, Victor Van Kooten, among many others and has also studied with Thomas Myers, Hubert Godard, osteopaths, chiropractors, rolfers, dancers and movement educators to develop her unique and innovative approach to physical well-being and pain management. She teaches weekly yoga classes and maintains an active structural integration practice in the greater Annapolis, Maryland area. Her unending quest to bring a deeper understanding of the body to her students and to the teachers she trains, takes Jenny Otto around the world. She generously shares the depth of her knowledge and discoveries and her love of yoga as she travels both nationally and abroad leading retreats and teaching workshops, teacher trainings and therapy trainings and certifying teachers in Body Balance Yoga and as yoga therapists.


Spiral-bound / 11" x 8.5" / 16 pages
Full color with 200+ photographs
Published by Body Balance Yoga, Inc.